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  • How to edit Defaultemplate.xaml in TFS 2010:

    Objective: I need to customize the Input , output and teporary paths.

    Please see my question already posted in MSDN.

    Moreover , can you please tell me how to learn the DefaultTemplate.xaml?

    How it work? and what architecture it follows: And , Any tutorial on this file.

    Thanks in advance!!!

    Waseem Bukhari



    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:40 AM


  • Hi,

    The DefaultTemplate.xaml is declarative sequence workflow definition. A workflow definition is a tree of configured activity objects. This tree of activities can be defined many ways, including by hand-editing XAML or by using the Workflow Designer to produce XAML.

    The workflow engine which TFS used under the cover will serialize the workflow from DefaultTemplate.xaml and execute it. The activities in DefaultTemplate.xaml are mainly custom activities created by TFS team using Windows Workflow Foundation.

    If you want to build your own Workflow, you can refer to:

    Windows Workflow Foundation Programming

    If you want to custom the workflow in DefaultTemplate.xaml, it is recommended you get further support at TFS forum. Thanks.


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    Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:35 AM